Here’s a list. What do these organizations have in common?
- The Red Cross.
- The Salvation Army.
- Susan G. Komen.
- The Palm Beach Preservation Foundation.
- The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation.
- Cleveland Clinic.
- The American Cancer Society.
- American Friends of Magen David Adom.
They have all canceled events at Boobla Con’s sleazy pleasure dome in Palm Beach.
Three major national organizations — The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen foundation — and one local charity all said Friday they were canceling events at the Palm Beach resort.
That came after three charities and organizations made similar announcements on Thursday.
The cancellations follow the spectacular implosion of Trump’s business councils this week over the president’s insistence that counter-protesters shared the blame for violence at a white nationalist rally.
Stand by for a tRumpTweet announcing that he has dozens of groups waiting to take their place.
Followed by an announcement that he has cancelled all events at Mar-a-Lago. #MAGA.
While a couple of organizations that decided to pull their business from Mar-a-Lago did not cite a reason, most named the current political climate as the reason for the move.
Current political climate serves as a euphemism for That lurid fascist fuck in the White House.
In a letter to staff Friday, chief executive Gail McGovern said, “The Red Cross provides assistance without discrimination to all people in need — regardless of nationality, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or political opinions — and we must be clear and unequivocal in our defense of that principle.”.
Some of the club’s most notable local boosters, with long fundraising histories and deep Palm Beach roots, were also in outright rebellion Friday against the club. Lois Pope, a Mar-a-Lago member and philanthropist who heads the Lois Pope Life Foundation and Leaders In Furthering Education, said she had told her foundation’s board to move its well-known December gala from the club.
“The hatred, vitriol and anti-Semitic and racist views being spewed by neo-Nazis and white supremacists are repugnant and repulsive — and they are antithetical to everything that this country, and I personally stand for,” LIFE President Lois Pope said in a statement. “And anyone who would demonstrate even a modicum of support for them by insisting that there are ‘good people’ among them is not deserving of my personal patronage or that of my foundations.”
Big mouth strikes again, oh ho.
The Washington Post delved into the financial impact, and included a possible scenario that is sure to enrage the Confederate-in-Chief.
Those losses could reduce the club’s revenue by hundreds of thousands of dollars by each event, and deny President Trump his dual role as president and host to the island’s partying elite. If he returns to the club for weekends next winter, the president could often find its grand ballrooms quiet and empty.
And when he sticks his head around the door, the cleaning crew all stop what they’re doing and stare at him until he goes away.
Trump’s club earned between $100,000 and $275,000 each from similar-sized events in the past.
But the cancellations also reveal a widening vulnerability for Trump, who, unlike past presidents, refused to divest from his business interests when he joined the White House.
I don’t think he’ll bloviate his way into insolvency. For all I know he’s already there. However, there’s no such thing as too much rejection where tRump is concerned.